Kopprasch Project “The Final Five” No. 56

Instead of a review this week here’s another installment in the Kopprasch Project. No. 56 will test your agility and flexibility (in arpeggiated and stepwise patterns) through a two and a half octave + range. Suggested tempo in my edition is dotted-quarter=72-96, and dotted-quarter=ca. 80 seemed to work for this recording. The most challenging part of this study for me was centering isolated staccato notes, particularly when leaping downward from a note in or above the staff. B-flat fingerings seemed to help for the notes just below the staff. ¬†For the compound interval leaps in the last five measures experiment with different jaw and tongue positions to help negotiate them.

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